At the Century Mark: Guerlain Gets an Update by Peter Marino

Peter Marino Architect installed crackled mirror, inset with strips of gilded brass, on the walls and ceiling of a gallery upstairs at Guerlain in Paris. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Glass mosaic tile lines the basement alcove housing a cash-wrap desk. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

A white-bronze orchid sculpture by Marc Quinn accompanies skin-care consultations. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Chandeliers by Philippe Starck, a plaster sunburst relief by Pierre-Louis Dietsch, and a mirrored ceiling have joined the landmarked 1914 boutique’s 12 varieties of marble. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

The pâtisserie also sells tea and honey. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Painted mirror clads the cosmetics consultation room, with its custom stools. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Above an oak cabinet in accessories, a Guerlain silk scarf has been stretched over a picture frame. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Christian Bérard’s tapestry for the beauty institute, upstairs, inspired the custom-appliquéd silk velvet wall covering in the pâtisserie. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

In the café, named 68 after the address on the Champs-Elysées, resin-coated collages by Peter Dayton adorn the tabletops. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Italian marble meets handrails wrapped in woven leather. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Glass-tile eyes peer over a custom polished-nickel cosmetics vitrine. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Consultations on customized fragrances take place in a room with custom chairs. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Behind the skin-care bar, niches frame Norbert Brunner’s orchid renditions in crystal. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

Display bottles appear against paneling in straw marquetry. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

A mirrored door separates custom buffed-aluminum cabinetry. Photography by Manolo Yllera.

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